2012 LDS Temple Info Graphic
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To make this infographic, I take screenshots of satellite imagery for each temple, then scale those images to each other. This gets their widths fairly close to each other. Then I take my models, scale them to fit the image, and, using information online, I fix the heights to be as proportionally correct as possible. While you can find the height of the temples online, the information is not always correct. The information also does not always tell you if the height is including or excluding the Angel Moroni or any other top ornamentation. This has led to some issues with this graphic that I had to make judgement calls on. The most severe calls are as follows:
The height of the Cardston temple is listed EVERYWHERE as being 85 feet. Once the width and length of the model were scaled correctly, I scaled the height to 85 feet. This caused the model to become severely squashed. After much research and not finding any information that was conclusive, I scaled just the upper central portion of the temple to 85 feet. Suddenly the whole model looked accurate again, so I made a judgement call that the listed height did not include the base.
Boston Temple is listed online as being 83 feet high. However after scaling the base to the appropriate size, the height squished everything. I tried assuming I did something wrong with the length and width measurements, so I scaled the whole model proportionally until the height was 85 feet. This caused the doorway to become unbelievably tiny. I found a source that claimed the main portion of the temple was 58 feet. They had no reference to back this up, but scaling to match that measurement fixed the look. In retrospect, I should have left Boston off. I am still not happy with the end result, and will be doing more research on the next iteration of this chart in 2013. So take Boston with a grain of salt.
Gilbert and all points right
I have no credible information for anything that is currently or soon to be under construction. I put them in there to show what is coming and felt they completed the look. Hopefully, the 2013 Graphic will be more accurate for those as well.
The future for this LDS Temple Infographic
I hope to be able to make an updated version of this graphic around this time each year with updated info, corrected stats, and new temples.
See the photography that makes these models possible!